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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2008  
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Contents >> Health >> Nutrition

Estimates from the 2004-05 National Health Survey indicate that:

  • 12.0% of Tasmanians ate one or less serves of vegetables per day;
  • 46.2% only ate one or less serves of fruit a day;
  • the most popular type of milk for Tasmanians was whole milk (50.2%); and
  • more females than males used low or reduced fat, skim or soy equivalent milk.
SELECTED DIETARY BEHAVIOURS(a), 2004-05

Males
Females
Persons
Dietary behaviour
%
%
%

Usual daily serves of vegetables
1 or less serves(b)
14.6
9.6
12.0
2 serves
15.3
12.5
13.9
3 serves
25.4
26.1
25.8
4 serves
26.3
29.9
28.2
5 serves or more
18.4
21.9
20.2
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0
Usual daily serves of fruit
1 or less serves(c)
51.7
40.9
46.2
2 serves
25.2
31.5
28.4
3 serves
13.5
17.0
15.3
4 serves
5.5
6.3
5.9
5 serves or more
4.0
4.3
4.1
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0
Usual type of milk
Whole
58.2
42.5
50.2
Low/reduced fat
28.4
35.7
32.1
Skim
5.1
13.1
9.2
Other
4.8
4.6
4.7
Does not drink milk
3.5
4.1
3.8
Total(d)
100.0
100.0
100.0

* estimate has a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution
(a) Persons aged 12 years and over.
(b) Includes people who do not eat vegetables.
(c) Includes people who do not eat fruit.
(d) The total includes type of milk not known.
Source: National Health Survey: Summary of Results; State Tables, 2004-05 (Cat. No. 4362.0).


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